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Current student FAQs

Section 2: Is there any travel safety advice? I’ve lost my BRP/Passport, what should I do?

We are aware that a number of students have recently lost their BRP cards/had the BRP cards stolen because they carried the BRP card in their wallets. We would encourage all students to be careful with their BRP card and not carry this around on a regular basis whilst in the UK. You should only need to carry your BRP card with you when travelling outside of the UK.

If you believe you have lost your BRP card, please refer to the information on our Lost passport/ BRP websiteLink opens in a new window for guidance on what steps to take next.

Section 3: I am a student on a Master’s degree and have been given a period of academic extension/
I am a student who is considering or have recently had a course change.
Do I need to make a new Student visa application and when?

Please refer to our website for information about how academic extensionLink opens in a new window / course changeLink opens in a new window affects you, whether you need to apply for a Student visa, and whether you are eligible to do so from inside the UK.

If you need to extend your visa you will need to request a new CAS from our CAS request pages.Link opens in a new window

Section 4: I have a valid student visa until 2023. I am currently overseas and cannot find a flight to return to the UK before term starts again on 3 October 2022.
Do I need to be physically in the UK at the start of the term? Can I spend Term 1 studying remotely?

As you are a continuing student and hold a valid Student visa, your question is essentially about the possibility of 'change of study location'.

You will first need to check with your academic department. If they agree, you may be able to study remotely for part of Term 1 or the whole of Term 1, but your academic department will need to authorise this and they will need to keep a record and adjust your attendance monitoring plan accordingly.

Section 5: Where can I find information about working whilst holding a Student visa?

For information on working on a Student visa please see the right to workLink opens in a new window webpage.

Section 6: I have obtained a new passport but my visa is in my previous passport. Do I need to transfer it to my new passport?

Section 7: I am planning to travel to Europe. Where can I find out information about getting a visa to Europe?

For any non-EEA students wanting to travel to Europe, you may need a Schengen visa in order to do this. The Immigration Services team are unable to advise on this type of visa, but you can find useful information on our website about Schengen visasLink opens in a new window.

Section 8: My degree will be awarded soon. What post study work visa options are there that I may be able to consider?

Please see our website for information on the different post study work visa optionsLink opens in a new window.

Section 9: I would like to withdraw from my course – how will this affect my immigration permissions?

For information on withdrawals and how this will affect your immigration permissions please see our 'Withdrawal and breaks in studyLink opens in a new window' pages.

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